We are planning to unveil a plaque at Langland Bay Golf Club, to the memory to Lemuel Ace, born in Mumbles in 1884, who was a casualty of the Great War. He was a Professional Golfer and Groundsman at our club before he joined the army, almost exactly 100 years ago.
The plaque is also dedicated to ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN BOTH WARS.
We are continuing our search for any possible relatives of Lemuel ACE, who lived with his wife Margaret and children at Forgefield Terrace, Norton. His parents John & Mary, of 8 Gower Place, Mumbles, had several daughters and three other sons and a son-in-law serving with the colours.
Lemuel Ace enlisted in Mumbles and served as a Private in the Kings Liverpool Regiment and died of wounds from a shell splinter aged 33 on 30th October 1917. He is buried at Brierlen, near Ieper, (The Ypres Salient) known to all Tommies as ‘Wipers’.
It is our aim to make contact with any relatives of Mr Ace and welcome them to the club on the day soon to be announced, to join with us at the unveiling of the plaque, which commemorates his service to the Club and his Country. A photo of the plaque is attached.
David Stroud, our researcher, is contacting the Army & Royal British Legion.
The plaque will be unveiled at Langland Bay Golf Club on Friday 27th March 2015 at 1.00 pm.
Langland Bay Golf Club